Feb. 5, 2020

Ep 9. / Ghost Tasting | Riesling Blind from the Mosel & Württemberg

Ep 9. / Ghost Tasting | Riesling Blind from the Mosel & Württemberg

Tasting starts at 9:30 | e-mail: infowineghosts@gmail.com | @wineghosts on Instagram |
The first blind tasting or as I like to call it ghost tasting episode is up in the air! This more casual series will not only cover my tasting impressions and slurping...


Tasting starts at 9:30 | e-mail: infowineghosts@gmail.com | @wineghosts on Instagram |

The first blind tasting or as I like to call it ghost tasting episode is up in the air! This more casual series will not only cover my tasting impressions and slurping, but I’ll try to give some simple guidelines to trace the stories in the glass and link them to the rather hard facts about the specific grape varieties, wine regions, production methods and other key factors.

I wanted to show the many faces of German Rieslings. So the first episode is about two Rieslings, more specifically one from the cooler Mosel, from Markus Molitor, and one from the more Southern Württemberg, from the Albrecht Kiessling winery. Similar price level, at about 10 Euros, and from the same vintage: 2018. Riesling is a truly expressive grape variety and likes to reflect on its birthplace. Although German Rieslings are somewhat the cornerstone for any winemaker, the style of German Rieslings is nowhere close to uniform.

As a conclusion: Mosel reflected its terroir with striking electricity, some residual sugar, flintiness and linear acid structure. The Riesling from Württemberg was more rounded, with a greater body, less acidity, and left a mouthfeel of orange oil, and ripe stone fruits.

 

| Württemberg Wine: Albrecht Kiessling Riesling Spätlese, 2018

 RS: 5,4g / Total acidity: 6,9g

Mosel Wine: Markus Molitor "MM" Riesling, 2018

 RS: 9g / Total acidity: 7,2g

| Both of them were fermented and "aged" in stainless steel.